18 April 1864 - the key battle of the Second Schleswig War between Prussia and Denmark was fought at the Battle of Dybbøl, ending with a decisive Danish defeat.  Depicted below is an imagination of the storming of the Danish redoubts by the German painter Wilhelm Camphausen (1818 – 1885), Düsseldorf, 1866

18 April 1864 - the key battle of the Second Schleswig War between Prussia and Denmark was fought at the Battle of Dybbøl, ending with a decisive Danish defeat. Depicted below is an imagination of the storming of the Danish redoubts by the German painter Wilhelm Camphausen (1818 – 1885), Düsseldorf, 1866

The Danevirke is a system of Danish fortifications in Schleswig-Holstein. This important linear defensive earthwork was constructed across the neck of the Cimbrian peninsula during Denmark's Viking Age. It was last used for military purposes in 1864.

The Danevirke is a system of Danish fortifications in Schleswig-Holstein. This important linear defensive earthwork was constructed across the neck of the Cimbrian peninsula during Denmark's Viking Age. It was last used for military purposes in 1864.

The battle of Dybbøl, March 18, 1864.

The battle of Dybbøl, March 18, 1864.

"Stormen på Dybbøl", painted by Jørgen Valentin Sonne, 1871. The Museum of National History, room 65.

"Stormen på Dybbøl", painted by Jørgen Valentin Sonne, 1871. The Museum of National History, room 65.

"Ottende brigades angreb ved Dybbøl", painted by Vilhelm Jacob Rosenstrand, 1894. The Museum of National History, room 65

"Ottende brigades angreb ved Dybbøl", painted by Vilhelm Jacob Rosenstrand, 1894. The Museum of National History, room 65

The First Schleswig War (German: Schleswig-Holsteinischer Krieg) or Three Years' War (Danish: Treårskrigen) was the first round of military conflict in southern Denmark and northern Germany rooted in the Schleswig-Holstein Question, contesting the issue of who should control the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. The war, which lasted from 1848–1851, also involved troops from Prussia and Sweden. Ultimately, the war resulted in a Danish victory. A second conflict, the 2nd Schleswig War, 1864.

The First Schleswig War (German: Schleswig-Holsteinischer Krieg) or Three Years' War (Danish: Treårskrigen) was the first round of military conflict in southern Denmark and northern Germany rooted in the Schleswig-Holstein Question, contesting the issue of who should control the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. The war, which lasted from 1848–1851, also involved troops from Prussia and Sweden. Ultimately, the war resulted in a Danish victory. A second conflict, the 2nd Schleswig War, 1864.

The mill at Dybbøl under attack, March 18, 1864.

The mill at Dybbøl under attack, March 18, 1864.

Slaget ved Dybbøl 5. juni 1848

Slaget ved Dybbøl 5. juni 1848

1864 is a Danish television series currently under production, depicting the Second Schleswig War fought between the Kingdom of Denmark and the German Confederation. First episode: October 2014

1864 is a Danish television series currently under production, depicting the Second Schleswig War fought between the Kingdom of Denmark and the German Confederation. First episode: October 2014

Fourth graders reinterpretation of "The Battle of Dybbøl"

Fourth graders reinterpretation of "The Battle of Dybbøl"

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